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My Trader Joe eggs

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Icravepoultry, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set my first chicken eggs. 2 dozen from Trader Joes. Not sure is they are fertile but local so I figured I'd give it a try. 1 dozen white and 1 brown dozen. I'm using a model 2100 still air farmer innovators incubator with automatic egg turner. I put the turner on instead of wait a couple days cause momma chickens turn all the time. Humidity is 50%. Super eggcited!!! :)
     
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to dampen your hopes, but to help you out. I have read of peeps hatching TJ eggs. but not all are fertile. The eggs may say free range , but unless there is a rooster, you are out of luck.. You may be wasting 2 dozen eggs if so. There is a way to tell if an egg is fertile or not. Below I am posting a link to a thread with pix to determine fertility by looking at egg cracked open. If your eggs do not look fertile, then I suggest you get into making an omelet.[​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures

    WISHING YOU BEST [​IMG]

    SEARCH OUT OTHER THREADS ABOUT TRADER JOE EGGS.. In the advanced search bar at top of page. There are a few.
     
  3. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I know that it is unlikely many will hatch I just wanted to try it. Don't hatchery's only guarantee 90% sexing though so the flocks must have a couple roosters.
     
  4. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but the natural egg producer may choose to only keep hens. Eat the roosters since not needed to maintain their egg producing business.
     
  5. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point. Again, just wanted to try it
     

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